asteroids

Small asteroids can strike Earth with the force of many nuclear weapons and destroy entire cities. A small fraction of such asteroids is estimated to have been found, but NASA is supposed to find 90%...

The largest of the three is about 100 feet across. Three “huge” asteroids are expected to zip by the Earth this weekend, at a distance that is so cosmically close that some NASA administrators...

Three huge asteroids up to 100 feet wide will skim past Earth THIS WEEKEND, Nasa warns Nasa expects the asteroids to make ‘close approaches’ with Earth on Saturday  The largest of the trio,...

The pics are described as looking like something out of a horror movie set in space. The Japanese space probe Hayabusa-2 has been sending back stunning photographs from the surface of the asteroid Ryugu,...

For now, only one such ‘minimoon’ has been detected, but astronomers are convinced there could be many more lurking in Earth’s orbit. While you might think that the moon is our only natural...

Our new understanding of asteroids and meteorites could also help to protect Earth from future impacts of these objects. A new study has just been published which reveals how the vast majority of meteorites...

Asteroids large enough to wipe-out an entire city can still evade our tracking systems, leaving people with almost no time to evacuate, warns scientist Most asteroids large enough to destroy Earth have...

The asteroid Phaethon reflects light in a highly unusual way and astronomers think they know some of this reasons why this could be. Astronomers have been closely monitoring the near-Earth asteroid known...

Cape Canaveral, Florida: The US government is stepping up efforts to protect the planet from incoming asteroids that could wipe out entire regions or even continents. The National Science and Technology...

US steps up plan to defend Earth from asteroid impacts: NASA joins White House and emergency officials in call for better detection and response to deadly cosmic objects Report released Wed calls for...

An asteroid just seconds away from slamming into earth at 30,000mph exploded over South Africa in jaw-dropping CCTV footage. The 15ft wife space rock was seen hurtling through the skies, leaving a white-hot...

The asteroid-hunting spacecraft took thermal data on more than 100 near-Earth space rocks and revealed what goes on with their surface regolith. In December 2009, NASA launched the Wide-field Infrared...

Last year, an asteroid called ‘Oumuamua hit the headlines after it was discovered to have come from another solar system. But while Oumuamua briefly passed through, a new study has found that another...

Astronomers have lost track of nearly 900 asteroids that could be on a deadly collision course with Earth Near-Earth asteroids orbit uncomfortably close to our planet’s own trajectory Organisations...

An 130m-wide asteroid is set to skim past Earth tomorrow at a distance of just 203,453km (126,419 miles). The asteroid, known as "2010 WC9" was detected by astronomers after it was originally...

Want to be a trillionaire? Scientists reveal what it would take to mine an asteroid – and say it could result in ‘untold wealth’ More than 750,000 asteroids have been identified to date  Trillions...